Childs Park, Northampton, Massachusetts

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Thomas Howard

Thomas Howard

 

received a Master's degree in History at S.U.N.Y. Binghamton, and he is currently employed by the Onondaga County Public Library in Syracuse, New York. He has published the following books on Amazon Kindle – a science fiction/fantasy series called The Light of Titan, a children's novel about 17th century Maine called The Treasure of Norumbega, and a collection of poetry and short stories called Beneath the Big Oaks. He did not discover Sylvia Plath until February 2011, when someone donated a copy of The Bell Jar to the library in the apartment complex where he lives. He was awestruck by that book, and even more amazed by the unearthly beauty and depth of Plath's poetry. This is his first submission to Plath Profiles. The occasion for this poem was his first ever visit to Northampton in October 2011 when he walked though soggy Childs Park, at the end of a day when over one and a half inches of rain fell.